A psychoeducational intervention for early-stage caregivers of older Iowans: a pilot study

dc.contributor.advisor Jennifer A. Margrett
dc.contributor.author Seedorf, Nichole
dc.contributor.department Theses & dissertations (Interdisciplinary)
dc.date 2018-08-11T10:47:54.000
dc.date.accessioned 2020-06-30T02:55:41Z
dc.date.available 2020-06-30T02:55:41Z
dc.date.copyright Wed Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2014
dc.date.embargo 2001-01-01
dc.date.issued 2014-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>Current literature on older adult care focuses on the burden of caregiving, predictors of institutionalization, caregiver impact on mental health, and usage of home and community-based care. However, gaps in literature exist regarding informal older adult caregivers' knowledge of home and community-based services and awareness of service availability in their community. The primary objective of this study was to test the efficacy of a one-session psychoeducational intervention for informal caregivers' of older Iowans aimed at increasing knowledge and awareness of long-term services and supports (LTSS) availability as well as caregiver feelings of preparedness. To conduct this study, a one-session psychoeducational workshop for caregivers was held in twelve communities across Iowa. Community organizations and faith-based groups were recruited to host each workshop, and the host organizations then recruited participants. The intervention workshop covered common caregiving concerns, locating resources locally, and designing a care plan. Results indicate that the intervention was effective in significantly improving caregivers' LTSS knowledge and awareness of availability. The intervention did have a positive effect for many caregivers in improving feelings of preparedness; however, the session was also associated with decreased self-efficacy for some caregivers. Age and education were related to caregiver outcomes and analyses suggest a more complex picture, particularly regarding self-efficacy. Further research specifically targeting underserved populations, as well as those in the early or pre-planning stages of caregiving, is needed to more fully understand prevention and intervention efforts aimed at enhancing care and improving caregivers' experiences.</p>
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dc.identifier archive/lib.dr.iastate.edu/etd/14289/
dc.identifier.articleid 5296
dc.identifier.contextkey 7842486
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-3840
dc.identifier.s3bucket isulib-bepress-aws-west
dc.identifier.submissionpath etd/14289
dc.identifier.uri https://dr.lib.iastate.edu/handle/20.500.12876/28475
dc.language.iso en
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dc.subject.disciplines Family, Life Course, and Society
dc.subject.disciplines Gerontology
dc.subject.keywords Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (Social Sciences)
dc.subject.keywords Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies
dc.subject.keywords Social Sciences
dc.subject.keywords Aging
dc.subject.keywords Caregiver
dc.subject.keywords Caregiving
dc.subject.keywords Home and Community-Based Services
dc.subject.keywords Long-Term Services and Supports
dc.subject.keywords Older Iowans
dc.title A psychoeducational intervention for early-stage caregivers of older Iowans: a pilot study
dc.type article
dc.type.genre thesis
dspace.entity.type Publication
thesis.degree.discipline Interdisciplinary Graduate Studies (Social Sciences)
thesis.degree.level thesis
thesis.degree.name Master of Science
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